Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)

Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) developed as an umbrella organization for agencies and women working with immigrant women in Metro Toronto in 1974. Its main goals included information sharing and referral, acting as a support group, and initiating programmes and services to meet the needs of immigrant and refugee women and women of colour. Many of these women were facing diminished employment prospects because of racial discrimination, as well as difficulty in accessing adequate housing and opportunities for schooling and training.

The organization also engaged in social and political action on issues affecting these communities, including building alliances among different women of colour and immigrant and refugee women’s communities. It also attempted to link these communities with mainstream organizations and movements.

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